Police: Convicted felon arrested for gun possession

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BRIDGEPORT -

A convicted felon was arrested for possession of a semi-automatic handgun after a routine traffic stop, officials say.

News 12 is told Federico Cannon was a passenger in a car that police pulled over, where police say they found a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun under his seat.

Officials say Cannon is a convicted felon on probation for federal weapons charges.

Chief AJ Perez says the arrest should send a clear message that police are serious about cracking down on gun violence.

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